Category Archives: Zombies

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare | Map Pack 1 “Havoc”

Sledgehammer games have released details on when Advanced Warfare’s first map pack is going to be released and the maps and zombies mode that will be included!

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So, as you can see above there will be 4 new maps, 2 new weapons and the first episode of the new Exo Zombies mode!

The 4 new maps will be Sideshow, Core, Drift and Urban. Now Sledgehammer Games have not released much information regarding the maps yet but keep a look out for the reveal trailer!

The 2 new weapons will be the AE-4 and the AE4 Widowmaker. (Just scroll down for information)

And of course, the new EXO ZOMBIES mode. (Which we can’t wait for!)

All of this will be dropping 27th January on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. PS3, PS4 and PC will be the 27th February.

Happy Shooting

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The Evil Within

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The evil within was at gamescom after being seen back in May. While there we got the plot of the game and what you will be doing within the game.

While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of his  officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he comes round, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what’s behind this evil force.
At the demo in Germany we played chapter 9 on the mission “cruel intentions” which is pretty far into he game.

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The graphics were really sharp  and crisp making for a good horror game. They weren’t quite up to the levels of some of the other games we saw but this could just be down to the purposely placed dingy lighting for horror purposes.

While playing we found that there were still a few bugs in the game which we thought is probably the reason that the release date was pushed back a bit.
The things we found were when picking up items it took a few attempts at different angles for the pick up icon to appear, this isn’t s problem in quieter parts of the game but if your on the run and you have to try and pick up ammo from different angles you may get a zombie up behind you planting it’s teeth into you. The other thing we found was not a bug as such but more of a personal opinion. When walking through a door there’s an option to open it slowly but with this comes a small cut scene which after a few times becomes laborious. There is an option to kick the door down quickly without a cut scene but this can be more trouble than its worth.

Now onto the game play. It is the standard layout and controls for this type of game. Compared to other zombie games where a few shotgun shells to the body or head will end them but in this game you have to get them down and then burn them with a match to make sure that they don’t get back up again.
In some Instances in the game you will need to just run away because of lack of ammo or too many enemies, this can be a problem because of the stamina bar. This feature will force you to scavenge for everything you can, even bottles can be thrown for distractions or weapons.

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Being sneaky in this game is definitely the the way to go. Throughout the game you will be able to be sneaky and do thing such as hiding under beds and in cupboards and wardrobes.

Overall this game looks like it will be a good addition to the many horror games out there. The way the game is meant to be played may be a bit hard for some people to get used to in a world of fast paced 1st person shooters. The game did have a few tense and scary moments combined with the eerie and jumpy soundtrack but we feel that if the the game was 1st person it would add alot lore suspense and tension to the game and would also intensify the scary moments with in the game.

The game looks like it will be a good contender in the horror game market and will be a must buy when it gets released in October this year.

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Apocalypse DLC Black Ops 2

The final DLC for black ops two is almost here.

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Pod is set in a failed utopian village, where you are able to jump between small enclosed interior rooms to another taking people out along the way. Combat on this map can range from small to medium to long range fire throughout the map as you fight in,through and around the pods.

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Frost

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Frost takes place in post snow storm amsterdam. The map is split down the middle by a bridge that crosses a frozen river. This map allows you to have epic battles both on the bridge and under it using boats as cover.

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Takeoff

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Takeoff brings us back to one of the fan favorites from black ops which is ‘Stadium’ but has been given a new vibe, atmosphere, theme and a new look by being a floating rocket launch facility in the middle of the ocean, but all the familiar routes and flanking points will all still be familiar to the player.

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Dig

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The next map is the map ‘Dig’ which is set in an archeological site that is being excavated, it has been made around the Call of Duty: World at War map courtyard, but has been made its own map with its own unique features.

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Origins

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Origins is the last Zombies map in the series. As the name of the map says, it goes back to the origin of the zombies idea, where Nikolai Belinski, Tank Dempsey,Takeo Masaki and Edward Richtofen meet for the first time. They join each other in the largest scale zombie map ever made. The atmosphere is further enhanced by dynamic weather changes such as snow falling, rolling fog and rain storms.

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This zombies map features two new era specific guns: the ‘MG08’ machine gun and a new starting pistol for the first time which is called the ‘mauser’.

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A new feature is the zombie tank, which is a defendable platform that will move around the map which you can use to hold off zombie hordes and to possibly discover some easter eggs along the way.

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Oh yeah, did i mention the GIANT ROBOTS!!??

A 1000 foot robot will be striding across the landscape which will create hazards or opportunities for the skilled player making this a zombies map that has to be seen to be believed.

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